CFP: Queer Pop Culture (11/30/05; collection)

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Thomas Peele
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Call for Essays
Project Title: Queer Pop Culture

This anthology seeks to examine the rapidly changing representations of glbtq culture in the popular media including television, film, literature, and the Internet, and to provide a broad overview of current work in queer studies. While queer visibility is increasing dramatically, the quality of that visibility is questionable. Is any visibility better than no visibility at all? What impact do emerging representations have on medical, political, and legal discourses? What do histories of qltbg representations in film, literature, and television tell us about our futures? How might undergraduate and graduate students be more engaged in critical analysis of queer subjectivity? In what ways do these representations perpetuate or disrupt white-supremacist and heteronormative values? Who remains under-represented or unrepresented?

Queer Pop Culture will offer queer ways of reading current films, television shows, books, and Web sites, in media where queer representation is marginal or non-existent and where it is the focus. Scholars in Rhetoric and Composition, Literature, Linguistics, Communication, Women's Studies, Sociology, Popular Culture, and Media Studies are invited to submit proposals by November 30. Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 15. Final essays should be completed by February 15, 2006. Please contact Tom Peele,, for additional information.

The anthology will be published by Palgrave-Macmillan during 2006 or 2007.

Tom Peele
Assistant Professor of English
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-3908

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